General Programing

Exhibit Opening: The Maker Space and Simple Machines

Saturday, April 8th 11-1p.m.

Explore levers, pulleys, and more at the brand new Simple Machines exhibit. And in the new Museum Maker Space, what kind of maker will you be? Fabric art, soldering, or squishy electrical circuits – the choice is yours. Light refreshments served. Free with regular admission.

Splash: A Juried Student Art Show

Friday, April 7th 5-7p.m.

Local kid artists of all ages will be showcased in this exclusive juried art exhibition. Light refreshments served. Free with regular admission.

First Fridays — Open ‘till Eight

Starting Friday, February 3rd the museum will be OPEN UNTIL 8p.m. the first Friday of every month! Special activities for the whole family. Check Facebook for details.

Meet the Masters: An Art Workshop Series

It’s never too early to introduce art through exploring “the masters” like Monet, O’Keefe, Picasso, and Kahlo. Try the masters’ styles with a hands-on family art project. RSVP by contacting the museum. Spaces are limited. Recommended for ages 5+. Free with regular admission. First Saturday in February, March, April 11a.m.-noon.

Storytime with Julie

Friday, February 17th 11a.m.

Friday, March 17th 11a.m.

Join Julie from McBride Memorial Library for a lively storytime. All ages welcome, free with regular admission.

Families with Special Needs Night

Friday, January 27th 6-8p.m.

Friday, March 24th 6-8p.m.

During this unique program, the museum is open just for families with special needs. Extra staff will be on hand to help you and your loved ones get the most out of the museum’s exhibits and activities. Admission is free for families with special needs members.

FAIRS & OFF SITE Programs

Thursday, January 19th 5-7p.m.: Children’s Museum Science Fair

Meet real kid scientists from Bloomsburg, Danville, Berwick, and beyond! Cool science demos will be on display throughout the museum. Watch as the live judging happens and prizes are awarded for top experiments! Admission is free and open to the public. Snow Date: Thursday, January 26th

Saturday, January 21st, 1-2p.m.: Pre-show activities, Brown Bear Brown Bear & Other Treasured Stories

Weis Center for the Performing Arts, Lewisburg

Friday March 7th 6-7p.m.: Pre-show activities, A Year with Frog & Toad

Weis Center for the Performing Arts, Lewisburg

Saturday April 29th 10a.m. – 5p.m.: Renaissance Jamboree, Bloomsburg

Visit The Children’s Museum booth on Main St. for free hands-on activities for kids of all ages.

Saturday April 22nd 10a.m. – 4p.m.: 2nd Annual Bloomsburg Mini Maker Faire

The Bloomsburg Mini Maker Faire is a Children’s Museum-organized event that is part of the global Maker Faire network created by MAKE Magazine. According to MAKE, “Maker Faire is the greatest show (and tell) on Earth – a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.” The event brings together amateur and professional inventors, artists, crafters, engineers and performers in a combination of large spectacles and communal interactive experiences.